Well, the leaves are finally turning and I think my taste-buds are, too! Ever since the first day of fall hit last week, I’ve been craving alllll of the fall-flavors.
One afternoon, the cravings hit so hard that I decided to take to my cabinets and fridge to whip up the perfect craving-crushing-fall-snack. The result: maple-almond protein donuts!
The other result: realizing I’m not the only one longing for some nutty-spiced-pumpkin-type of sweet
While that first round did the job for me, I knew I could do better for all of those reaching out with mouth-watering emojis, heart eyes, and “OMG I NEED THIS RECIPE”s, so, it was back to the mixing bowl with a few tweaks for round 2.
I knew this recipe had more potential, and, guys, I think we’ve found it ;)
Presenting you the new and improved 100 CALORIE MAPLE-ALMOND PROTEIN DONUTS! With 10g of protein and just 9g of carbs per donut, you're not going to want to pass on these.
100 Calorie Maple-Almond Protein Donuts
Serving size: 8 donuts
1 ¼ scoop Dymatize ISO 100 chocolate protein powder
1 ¼ serving Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ serving egg whites
120g canned pumpkin
1 tsp almond extract
15g sliced almonds
1 ½ oz nonfat Greek yogurt (I used Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bean for this)
1 tbsp maple syrup (I used sugar-free, but the real deal would be much better)
1 serving nonfat original Greek yogurt
1 tsp maple extract
1 tbsp maple syrup
Sugar or sweetener to taste
½ tbsp corn starch
Sprinkle of sea salt
15g sliced almonds to top
Optional: maple granola to top
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Mix dry ingredients together (protein, Kodiak Cakes mix, baking powder)
3. Mix in canned pumpkin, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and almond extract
4. Add egg whites and sliced almonds to mixture
5. Divide evenly into donut or muffin tin (8 donuts or muffins)
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes (until golden on top and toothpick comes out clean-- varies depending on oven)
7. While donuts bake, stir plain Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp maple extract, 1 tbsp maple syrup, and ½ tbsp corn starch together
8. Add preferred amount of sweetener/sugar
9. Place frosting in fridge or freezer for a little until it is a bit more firm, then transfer into a piping bag or sandwich baggie with the corner tip cut slightly
10. Allow donuts to cool completely and frosting to firm a little before applying frosting
11. Sprinkle with maple granola, 15g of sliced almonds, and drizzles of maple syrup
12. Eat, eat, eat, and share if you dare ;)
*Nutritional information will vary based on ingredient choices, but roughly around 100 calories, 2g fat, 9g, carbs, 10g protein, 2g fiber per donut with frosting*
FALL IS HERE! Let your tastebuds know it with these donuts!
Trying this recipe out? Tell me how it goes! Reach out via email or Instagram and let me see what you come up with :)